2020 film and traditional photography event calendar

This film community is awesome. In fact, it’s getting awesomer(er) every day, month and year. One thing it is missing though, is a way of seeing all sorts of film events across the year in one place. We haven’t all got time to keep up with multiple websites for photowalks, shows, film parties and so on.

So with that in mind, here’s your list of every single film and traditional photography event in 2020 (working). I say everything but with so many events going on around the world, you and I both know that’s not the case. I’ll like to fill this out with an exhaustive list of events throughout the year, so if you run or are aware of any events not mentioned here, please get in touch with the name, date, a short description and a web/social link.

I’ll make sure the details get added here on EMULSIVE and on this public Google Calendar.

If you are a Google Account user, you can add this event list to your current Google Calendar by following the link above and clicking the icon on the bottom right of the page (highlighted below).

This way, you’ll receive updates and notifications of upcoming events well before they arrive.

If you’d prefer to use the calendar in iCal format, you can access that here.


2020 film and traditional photography event calendar

 

 

Jan 27, 2020

ROLL FILM WEEK 2020 #1
RollFilmWeek is an international celebration of 35mm and medium format film photography, held twice each year. Week one runs until January 24th 2020.

Website: rollfilmweek.substack.com

Jan 27, 2020

127 FILM DAY 2020 #1
Take 127-format photographs on three dedicated “127” days. The first is on January 27, 2020.

Website: 127film.blogspot.com

Feb 1, 2020

INTERNATIONAL BROWNIE CAMERA DAYS 2020
It’s simple to participate in The 2020 International Brownie Camera Days: Load your Brownie, take pictures any day during February 2020, and upload your image to the website before midnight, February 29, 2020.

Website: brownie-camera.com

Mar 2, 2020

FP4 PARTY 2020: SHOOT WEEK #1
Take photographs using ILFORD FP4 and FP4 PLUS film in any format.

Twitter: @FP4Party

Mar 14, 2020

THE PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW 2020
Whilst not a dedicated film photography event, there is a dedicated analogue spotlight with more representation from the film and traditional photography than ever before. Birmingham (UK): runs March 14-17th 2020.

Website: photographyshow.com

Mar 16, 2020

FP4 PARTY 2020: POST WEEK #1
Take photographs using ILFORD FP4 and FP4 PLUS film in any format.

Twitter: @FP4Party

Apr 1, 2020

CYANOTYPE PARTEH 2020
Make cyanotypes anytime during the parteh! Share your materials, behind the scenes snaps, and finished prints. Tag with: #cyanotypesPrintParteh That’s plural! Runs until April 30th 2020.

Twitter: @PrintParteh

Apr 19, 2019

POLAROID WEEK 2020 Celebrate the wonderful medium that is Polaroid. Share your images on Flickr, IG, Twitter and here. Tag them with #polaroidweek2020 so we can find you. Twitter: @polaroidweek

Apr 26, 2020

WORLDWIDE PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY 2020 WPPD:
an international event created to promote and celebrate the art of pinhole photography held each year on the last Sunday in April.

Website: pinholeday.org

Jul 12, 2020

127 FILM DAY 2020 #3
Take 127-format photographs on three dedicated “127” days. The third is on December 7, 2020.

Website: 127film.blogspot.com

Jul 20, 2020

ROLLFILMWEEK 2020 #2
RollFilmWeek is an international celebration of 35mm and medium format film photography, held twice each year. Week two runs until July 24th 2020.

Website: rollfilmweek.substack.com

Oct 1, 2019

HOLGA WEEK 2020
Celebrate the beloved Holga camera during Holga Week! 2020 dates have not been formalised yet. Check back later for more.

Website: holgaweek.com

Dec 7, 2020

127 FILM DAY 2020 #3
Take 127-format photographs on three dedicated “127” days. The third is on December 7, 2020.

Website: 127film.blogspot.com


As with everything we do together, this will only be of value if we all put a bit into it. You can find me at the Twitter handle below or my email, also below; if there is an event that you know about but that isn’t on the calendar, just drop me a line with the details and I will add it. Simple as that!

~ Rob

Update: We’ve added three events since the article went live. Please keep your suggestions coming but remember, we need the following in order to make a complete listing here and on the linked shared calendars:

  • Official name
  • Official website and/or social media handles
  • A brief description
  • Date of event (start and end if appropriate
  • Recurrence (EG. the first weekend in March, annually)

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Robert J Daviehttp://monochromology.com
Rob is a photographer and writer who has contributed a number of pieces on his own work and others for emulsive.org and has his own photo and writing blog 'Monochromology.com'. He has a few long term projects on the go including a book "Nowhere to Go" investigating feelings assiciated with depression through photographs and written pieces, and "S T E I N" which is all about the texture and strength of stone.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. I have few rolls of Ilford expired HP5 35 mm films which are stored in the refrigerator. There is hardly any fog after development.

  2. Photographica 2020 on 17 May. Bievres Camera Fair near Paris on 6/7 June. Revela-T festival in Barcelona from 7 to 16 June. Oh, and a Kosmo Foto pop-up at Aperture Printing, London on 15 February 😉

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